DeepaMehta News

Sep 01, 2009
Linux Magazine writes about DeepaMehta

The latest issue of the German Linux Magazine (September 2009) features a 6-page article about DeepaMehta. Editor-in-chief Jens-Christoph Brendel calls DeepaMehta a "forward-looking interface concept for possibly the most modern knowledge management for Linux". On the frontpage DeepaMehta is introduced as a "highly innovative colaboration tool".

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Aug 13, 2009
Development of DeepaMehta 3 started

In August 2009 the development of DeepaMehta 3 started. Version 3 is a complete rewrite. The aim is to combine the lessons learned from DeepaMehta 2 with todays technologies and methods. A special focus is put on modularity and a flexible plugin developer framework.

DeepaMehta 3 is based on CouchDB and Lucene. The frontend is a single-page Ajax application, based on JavaScript, HTML 5, and its Canvas element. No Java for the moment.

Sourcecode and issue tracking: DeepaMehta 3 at GitHub. Discussion: DeepaMehta 3 Google group. Try out: DeepaMehta 3 sandbox installation. To get an account write an email to

May 27, 2009
DeepaMehta mentioned in extrakte magazine

Issue 6/2009 (May 2009) of the extrakte magazine contains a screenshot of DeepaMehta. In his article "Data actors -- How metaphors model knowledge" Peter Matussek writes "In contrast to the 'Desktop' [metaphor] the DeepaMehta interface, like mind maps and concept maps, shows the semantic relationships between [information objects of] different datasources."

Peter Matussek is professor of media aesthetics. extrakte is a publication of the University of Siegen, Germany.

extrakte 6/2009 (German, PDF, 4.6 MB)

Feb 26, 2009
DeepaMehta at CeBIT 2009

The CeBIT jury selected DeepaMehta for presentation at CeBIT Open Source Project Lounge. DeepaMehta community members Urs Lerch, Martin Delius, Malte Reißig, and Thilo Schönnemann use the opportunity to introduce the recently founded DeepaMehta society and to give a talk about utilization of DeepaMehta in education.

The CeBIT takes place March 3-8, 2009 in Hannover, Germany. The Open Source Project Lounge is hosted by Linux Magazine.

Feb 04, 2009
DeepaMehta at Info-Activism Camp

DeepaMehta is presented at Info-Activism Camp that takes place February 19-25, 2009 in Bangalore, India. In the track "Co-operation and Co-ordination" DeepaMehta community member Malte Reißig shows how DeepaMeta can be utilized to enhance the work of campaigners and advocates.

Dec 17, 2008
DeepaMehta deployed at SE Group

Since December 9, 2008 SE Group utilizes DeepaMehta as a knowledge management platform. SE Group considers DeepaMehta's multi-dimensional information repository and its collaboration features as ideal for sharing information among employees, and keeping international project partners in touch.

SE Group is a systemic consultancy with a strong academic background. They describe themselves as "Independant Think Tank for Leading Practice".

Nov 23, 2008
DeepaMehta reviewed in media pedagogy book

DeepaMehta is reviewed in "Web 2.0 -- Youth Online as Educational Challenge" (in German). In his chapter "Learning Tools for the Web 2.0 Generation" co-editor Franz Josef Röll writes: "DeepaMehta is a suitable learning environment because the screen content and layout is individually constituted by the user itself. [...] At any moment the screen reflects the individual learning situation as a whole."

The book was published on November 15, 2008, by kopaed, Munich.